Progressive Caucus Statement On New Public Charge Rule
The Trump Administration has just approved a new public charge rule that clearly is meant to harm immigrants and will have a disastrous and harmful impact on our low-income communities. Healthcare, housing, and nutrition will all be impacted by this cruel proposal, forcing families to choose between life-saving medical services, food for their children, and a place to live or risk possible deportation and family separation. This inhumane dilemma will also harm our economy and city health and well-being by increasing poverty, homelessness, and hunger impacting our immigrant communities and our city as a whole.
The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council stands up for its immigrant communities. We join the Speaker Johnson in affirming that all New Yorkers should know that hate and the policies that hurt our families has no place in our city.